“I developed Rosewood’s menu to be simultaneously familiar and surprising,” said Executive Chef and Owner, Jesse DeLeon. By using indigenous ingredients to create unexpected interpretations of childhood favorites and heartfelt references to coastal dishes and regional food staples, we hope our guests will feel entirely comfortable and curious exploring our menu.
The Rosewood culinary team includes Pastry Chef Aria Alba, previously with Mattie’s, Odd Duck and McGuire Moorman Hospitality, and Beverage Director Benjamin Levario, who was previously with Parkside Projects and Swift’s Attic. The restaurant’s wine and cocktail program offers a variety of compelling, accessible varietals with a focus on family-owned wineries and those following sustainable practices. The rotating cocktail menu embraces seasonal ingredients and echos South Texas roots found in the menu. The beer menu celebrates Texas’ finest breweries.
Just blocks from downtown, Rosewood is perched on the hill at the intersection of Rosewood Avenue and East 11th Street in East Austin. 1209 Rosewood Avenue, Austin, TX, 78702.
Our wonderful home is East Austin’s historic Haynes-DeLashwah House built in 1890. This Queen Anne Victorian style home sits on a hill looking over the East 11th Street Entertainment District to the west with Austin’s skyline as a backdrop. The home was originally the residence of Harry L. Haynes, an Austin city council member for 29 years. Later, it was the family home for Thomas DeLashwah, Austin’s first African-American pharmacist, and proprietor of Delashwa’s drug store.
The restaurant was designed to embrace the building’s historic details and feel open, welcoming and warm. The atmosphere progresses from lively to intimate as you move through the space, from the boisterous setting of Rosewood’s eight-seat bar with full menu service, to the convivial spirit of the 12-table main dining room, to an intimate 12-seat private dining room, to the up-close experience of the eight-seat Chef’s Counter. The spacious deck and grand lawn is outfitted with a variety of settings, perfect for cocktails or outdoor dining.
“We want Rosewood to be the neighborhood’s mainstay, where our regular guests feel at home and welcome,” said General Manager Jeb Russell. “But we will celebrate special occasion guests as wholeheartedly as we will our regulars.”
For parties of 6 or less, please click the link below to check availability. Keep in mind we leave a portion of our dining room open for walk in guests.